2013 German Rose Monday carnival floats satirize the political scene

by 1389 on March 1, 2013

in 1389 (blog admin), Association Football, European Union, Germany, Russia, satire

US school security checkpoint
US school security checkpoint [source]

Gerard Depardieu as Obelix pleads with Putin on behalf of Pussy Riot
Gérard Depardieu as Obelix pleads with Putin on behalf of Pussy Riot [source]

World Cup host Brazil flattening favelas
FIFA President Joseph Blatter and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff flattening favelas to prepare for World Cup [source]

Roman Catholic bishop covering up sex scandals
Roman Catholic bishop covering up sex scandals [source]

Merkel gets Hitler moustache from Greece
Greek protesting against austerity measures draws a Hitler moustache on Angela Merkel [source]

Resignation of German Secretary of Education Annette Schavan
Resignation of German Secretary of Education Annette Schavan following plagiarism scandal
(contrast with Joe Biden and his subsequent career) [source]

Euro crisis: Angela Merkel as an unhappy pig suckling troubled nations
Euro crisis: Angela Merkel as an unhappy pig suckling troubled nations [source]

Berlin Mayor Klaus Wowereit as a plane wreck
“In true splatter-movie style, this float shows the disastrous impact on Berlin Mayor Klaus Wowereit of the city’s persistent failure to complete construction of its new airport. Wowereit resigned as supervisory board chairman of the project in January — but has rejected calls to step down as mayor of Berlin.” [source]

'Pussy Riot' attacking both Vladimir Putin and the Orthodox Christian Church
“Pussy Riot” attacking both Vladimir Putin and the Orthodox Christian Church [source]

Comeback attempt of Silvio Berlusconi portrayed as screwing the EU
Comeback attempt of Silvio Berlusconi portrayed as screwing the EU [source]

Mainz carnival: China (the pump) is inflating the US
From the Mainz carnival: China (the pump) is inflating the US
[click to view photo gallery by Dawn Spaulding]

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